Drug Therapy Based on Genetic Aberrations

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Drug Therapy Based on Genetic Aberrations

FISH detects genetic aberrations and this technique is used to qualify patients for drug therapy.
For example, Herceptin® is a chemotherapy that is given to breast cancer patients IF they have an amplification of the HER2/neu gene. Herceptin® binds to the HER2/neu receptor and causes the tumor cell to die.